The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.
A team made up of detectives from the Newark Police department along with members of Essex County’s Viper Unit collaborated to conduct the raid in the 500-block of South 11th street.
If you’re planning to line up for gas Saturday, you had better check your license plate first.
Having heard scary reports about Hurricane Sandy possibly making a direct hit on New Jersey next week, residents were taking it seriously Friday.
The former mayor of Verona, N.J., has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to theft charges.
Authorities announced that 17-year-old Stanley Francois succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 10. He was a junior at Barringer High School in Newark.
Some progressive Democrats in New Jersey want to make sure the state does not enact strict new voter ID laws they say could lead to suppression at the polls.
In the midst of the second extreme heat wave of the summer, some relief could be on the way in the form of rain. But that rain could potentially be dangerous.
Oswald Hall, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday after he injured his girlfriend’s sister’s Chihuahua named Zoey, prosecutors said.
Wakir Bryant faces five counts, including reckless manslaughter, in the death of 2-year-old Mikhy Robinson.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of Anthony Barham, 46. He faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault and making terroristic threats.
Essex County freeholds voted unanimously to award a contract for a facility in Newark to a politically-connected firm with close ties to Gov. Chris Christie.
“If they told you in the beginning it won’t be until Friday, then you know it won’t be until Friday,” Ray Popkin, of Livingston, said.
In the latest battle between the Yankees and Mets, Newark ended up the biggest loser.
Detectives from the county prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force arrested 42-year-old Luis Cruz, of Nutley, in connection to a fatal hit-and-run, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced on Saturday.
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